Teenager arrested after 'throwing' boy from 10th floor of Tate Modern gallery

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly throwing a child from the 10th floor of a London art gallery.

The 17-year-old was arrested at Tate Modern, London on Sunday about 2.40pm (local time) after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from the 10th floor viewing platform.

Police and paramedics on the scene after a six-year-old boy was allegedly thrown from the 10th floor of Tate Modern gallery. Source: AAP

The victim was found on the fifth floor roof, police said.

He was flown to hospital in a critical condition.

Police said “there is nothing to suggest” the teen knew the younger boy.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The incident caused chaos at the gallery.

BBC journalist Jonny Dymond, who was at Tate Modern at the time, told reporters he witnessed 10 police cars and two fire engines arrive at the building.

“There were quite a lot of families with children, and security guards told us we couldn’t leave,” Dymond said.

“Parts of the exterior of the building were taped off.”

A police car parked outside Tate Modern. The boy was hospitalised in a critical condition. Source: AAP

Tate Modern informed visitors on Twitter the museum was closed for the day following the incident.

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